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Preliminary overview of the economies of the Caribbean 2019–2020

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Preliminary overview of the economies of the Caribbean 2019–2020

Author: Alleyne, Dillon - Hendrickson, Michael - McLean, Sheldon - Oyolola, Maharouf - Pantin, Machel - Skerrette, Nyasha - Tokuda, Hidenobu Physical Description: 45 p. Editorial: ECLAC Date: June 2020 ECLAC symbol: LC/CAR/TS.2020/2

Description

This overview examines the economic performance of economies of the Caribbean in 2019 and comprises four chapters. The first chapter provides a comparative analysis across Caribbean economies of the main macroeconomic variables, namely GDP growth, monetary indicators, as well as fiscal and external accounts. The second chapter looks at areas of focus in the Caribbean. The third chapter concludes, while the annex includes individual country briefs that give an overview of the economic situation for the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and a subregional assessment of the countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.

Table of contents

Abstract .-- Introduction .-- I. Macroeconomic performance. A. Fiscal and debt. B. Monetary policy, domestic credit and inflation. C. External Sector .-- II. Areas of focus. A. Transformation of Guyana’s Economy. B. Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas .-- III. Conclusion.